Abner Norton

Born abt.October 19, 1740 in Tisbury, Dukes, MA 7
Died abt.1813 in New Vineyard (Now Industry), ME

Notes: Resident of Tisbury, MA, removed to New Vineyard, ME about 1790. Abner went to the District of Maine in company with Daniel Collins, and settled on the Gore. (Near Industry, ME) Mr Norton was a man of considerable property, and made a good farm on his section of the Gore. After spending a few years in his log- house, he built a commodious two- story framed one. This house was afterward so much damaged by lightning that it became necessary to cut it down to a one- story edifice. Mr Norton's house was probably the first frame house erected on the Gore. He was a weaver by trade, and sometimes wove for his neighbors when he became too infirm to till his farm. Mr. Norton was a member of the Methodist Church and school committee in New Vineyard in 1803 .During his declining years he was kindly cared for by his son-in-law, Zebulon Manter. 121

Married 1)

Mary Claghorn on April 12, 1770 in Edgartown, Dukes, MA 121

Children of Abner and Mary Norton:

Married 2)

Hannah (Claghorn) Bartlett (sister to Mary and widow of Benjamin Bartlett) 121 in 1808(?)

Children of Abner and Hannah (or) Mary Norton:

Siblings of Abner Norton:

Hannah Norton, Jabez Norton, Joseph Norton, Thankful Norton, Peter Norton, Obadiah Norton, Obed Norton, Abigail Norton, Rhoda Norton, Elijah Norton, Darius Norton

      Joseph Norton
    Joseph Norton Mary Bayes
  Isaac Norton Mary Pease greatgrandmother
Abner Norton      
  Hannah Norton Nicholas Norton Benjamin Norton
      Hannah [unknown]
    Martha Daggett Joshua Daggett
      Hannah Norton